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Samaritan Paradox, The (pc game)
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Swedes, weapons and intrigue, oh my!

If count yourself amongst the legions of gamers that are devout followers of point-and-click adventures like Fate of Atlantis, Broken Sword and the Blackwell Legacy, then this is a game which you will need to add to your collection. It's not the longest game in the world, clocking in around ten hours, but while it lasts, you'll get a great story, clever puzzles and all around good time. The story finds you in Sweden in the 1980s where you've become involved in a hunt to find the secret last book of a novelist who has just died. The narrative starts out innocent enough but before long you'll find a more complex tale that involves secret weapons research and covert affairs with foreign dictators. The game itself is a fairly traditional entry into the genre, where you wander around various hand drawn environments, chatting with a number of shady characters and trying to piece together the mystery by solving puzzles. These are mostly of the inventory-based type but which provide a good level of variety. For the most part, this is a great little adventure. The story is important in such things and there's a very original one on display here and which will keep you gripped to the end, mainly due to its unusual (but based on fact) nature. The voice acting could have been a little better, as could the script, but these are minor niggles. The visuals are lovely, with that chunky old-school look, while the puzzles are interesting, clever and very challenging, even if you're a genre veteran. All in all, a great adventure to add to your collection.